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Latvia launches Cyber Defence Unit to beef up online security
Nuclear test ban organization global monitoring network data helps science
Forget the NSA. When it comes to eavesdropping, there's a UN agency with better microphones. The CTBTO wired the world so that it could listen out for atomic bomb tests. Now it has sound to share with scientists.
Forensic psychiatrists use Hollywood characters to shed light on psychopaths
A Belgian forensic psychiatrist and his team have analyzed film psychopaths who mirror their real life counterparts. DW examines their findings to look at what we know about psychopaths.
Simple metal belt could save lives in earthquakes
A cheap and easily implemented technology developed at a UK university could help save lives in earthquakes and make houses safe to live in after disaster has struck. It's as simple as buckling up.
Weighing a Schengen zone for Europe's Internet data
Germany and France are considering a so-called Schengen routing system in which as much online data would be kept in Europe as possible. But would it really limit surveillance - or just line the pockets of EU companies?
Breast cancers prove deadly for men, too
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women, but few people realize men are also at risk. A lack of awareness and screening programs compounds the problem for male breast cancer patients.
Can tech help solve some of Africa's education problems?
As UNESCO holds its second Mobile Learning Week, DW takes a look at how technology is being used in African countries and what can be done to take advantage of Africa's mobile connectivity.
Audiobus 2.0: Taking advantage of music technology as it develops
In part it's all down to Audiobus - one mobile music app that connects all others. Developer Michael Tyson came up for air after months of coding the app's MkII to speak to DW.
A Latvian teenager's strife and the ensuing debate over his 'E-Class' adblocker
A Latvian IT company has threatened a school student with legal action over his web browser extension for the "E-Class" school management system. It's sparked a heated public debate.
Film wars: 'Celluloid offers possibilities that digital can't'
Not all that is digital is gold. Richard Tuohy, an award-winning Australian experimental filmmaker who runs the Artist Film Workshop in Melbourne, tells DW about the digital / celluloid divide.
3D printing marks out the future of car making
Boston-based startup Mark One recently announced a 3D printer that can print composite materials. DW looks at how car makers are using the technology and its possible effects.
The YouTube version of science and research
Groovy music clips teach about science and make fun of widely held stereotypes. The new genre has great potential, a German researcher says. But he warns that it might also backfire.
Europe's science funding scheme rolls out; EU institutions wind up
The European Union has just launched the first stage of its most ambitious science funding program ever. But with elections and a new executive, 2014 might be the year for politics to take precedence over research.
H7N9: Hong Kong people are 'more alert' to the risks of bird flu than China
Hong Kong has banned the sale of live chickens ahead of the Lunar New Year as the city deals with the latest outbreak of H7N9 avian influenza. Already, there are more cases of the virus than last year.
Bugs to the rescue: Fighting germs with insects
Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, and Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have founded a joint research center where scientists will study how well natural products are suited for making antibiotics.
Six of the best: a selection of our favorite mobile music-making apps
There's a wealth of powerful music apps for mobile devices, so we can make music wherever and whenever we want. But which make the most of the technology available? DW takes a look.